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An Australian company with a global reach, NH Foods own and operate Whyalla Beef, one of Australia’s largest and technically innovative feedlots where we breed, and lot feed our own cattle for domestic and international beef exports. You’ll be working at Whyalla Beef, one of Australia’s largest and technically innovative feedlots. With a current capacity of 55,000 head, this will grow to 75,000 head when expansion works are completed by mid-2024. Located in the Southern Downs, 25km northwest of Texas on the Queensland / New South Wales border. The town of Texas is perched on the banks of the picturesque Dumaresq River.

Job Type:

These roles are long term with a 10/4 roster.


Attractive wage package




Until positions filled

Job Description:

  • Whyalla Beef located in Texas, is seeking to fill a number of Pen Rider positions with enthusiastic staff for our upcoming feedlot expansion. 

Key Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Our pen riders are a pivotal part of our team and are responsible for the daily livestock handling including pen riding and stock movements, together with diagnosing animal health symptoms and administering health treatments.

Job Requirements:

  • Experienced Pen Riders must have proven horsemanship skills

  • Experience with beef cattle (Black Angus)

  • Previous feedlot experience is preferred

  • Machinery Operation

  • A strong commitment to animal welfare, health & nutrition.

  • Your own transport and driver’s licence

  • You can safely complete all tasks

  • Can pass a pre-employment medical and are Q-Fever vaccinated (preferred)

Job Benefits:

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Attractive wage package

  • $200 bonus for coming to work every day (Ts & Cs apply)

  • Training, development, and potential for career growth

  • Accommodation may be available


Ways we give back to you:

Level Up:

We support your development by providing structured training and coaching, support networks and paths for career acceleration.


Our approach to flexible working helps you manage your work-life balance.

Promote from within:

When there’s opportunities for progression, we’ll promote from our team.

Social Events:

We host events so you can connect and unwind, while adding value to your community. Whyalla Beef has a social media page on Facebook.


You can choose from a diverse range of employment opportunities.

Employment Assistance Program:

We take your health and happiness seriously, consistently finding new ways to provide an amazing place to work.

Should you join NH Foods Australia? Yes! Help our team bring the joy of eating to millions across the globe.

Why wait? Apply now.

If you enjoy working in a harmonious workplace where no two days are the same, we want to hear from you.

NH FOODS | 20231207 | CL 20240115 | ReOP 20240116 | Updated 20240129 | RP 20240227 | RP 20240404

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